Product of: Mexico
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100% agave super-premium un-aged, double copper pot still tequila (first distillation with the agave fibres) and made using traditional Mampostería’ masonry ovens and tahona millstone.
Destilería Colonial de Jalisco (Olmeca’s distillery) was built to replicate production at Siete Leguas which at that time was making Patrón using a combination of crushing by traditional tahona wheel and modern rolling mill, so unusually the new distillery was built with traditional masonry ovens and both old and new methods of crushing the piña. The loss of Patrón left the tahona wheel and the specially commissioned small stills designed to distil with the plant fibres from the millstone practically redundant. Operational tahona wheels are rare in tequila production and practically unknown in modern distilleries so Olmeca’s Tezón brand was created to use rare and very special pieces of equipment.
Pronounced ‘Tes-Zon’, this 100% agave tequila is named after ‘Tezontle’, the volcanic stone from which tahona wheels are made. Coincidently and rather fittingly, the name also means ‘with intensity’ in Spanish. The hand-blown and finished bottle originally had pewter metal plates on each side embossed with four symbols that represent Teźon’s production process: an agave plant, fire (symbolising the slow roasting), a tahona stone and the ‘spirit’ of Teźon. The bottle is finished with a black resin stopper, again representing the tahona stone used in this Tequilas production.
Olmeca Tezón launched in the U.S. in August 2005 and in the UK the following March.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 31/03/2013
Fresh and salty with a hint of ginger spice.
Clean with creamy mouth feel, white pepper and salt spiciness with subtle hints of lime zest, herbs (mint, basil) and grass.
Long finish is also very clean with lasting pepper spice. This spicy tequila has pronounced peppery notes with subtle agave character present throughout.
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Natural cork stopper
More about Olmeca Tezon Blanco
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Marblehead Brand Development